Thursday, July 13, 2017

Deep Reflections

I stared, astonished, my eyes popping out.
I got excited, I wanted to shout.
My hips, my thighs, my tush all looked thinner,
Despite carbs at breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Bagels and lox, chardonnay and ice cream.
When I step on the scale, sometimes I scream.
But my reflection told me, "Buy the dress!"
And the shop owner urged me, "Just say yes!"
"I'll take it," I said, "whatever the cost."
"Without this dress, I would surely be lost."
Back home, I tried it on, I stood quite still.
I scratched my head, I started to feel ill.
Like bricks it hit me; couldn't be clearer,
That I'd been tricked by a skinny mirror. 

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